Fruit

Fruit

ITS–The Mangosteen is atropicalfruit tree that isnative to the Malay Peninsula. The Mangosteen’s botanical name is Garciniamango­stana (L.), and it belongs to the Guttiferae family. The plant is tall; it grows to a height of 5 to 25 ...

ITS–The Water Apple is a common fruit that, as the name suggests, contains much water. The Water apple originated in South East Asia. In Indonesia this plant generally blooms twice a year. Its leaf is of a single ...

ITS–This sweet tropical fruit has hairy skin. The Indonesian name for this fruit is “rambutan.” People call it “rambutan” because the whole fruit skin is hairy (in Indonesian rambut means hair). This very popular fruit’s botanical name is ...

ITS–Durian is very popular in Indonesia. Almost every region in Indonesia knows this odorous fruit. The botanical name for this species is Durio zibethinus, and it belongs to the Bombacaceae family. The fruit is oval, like a football ...

ITS–Papaya is a commonly eaten fruit that can be found in tropical regions of the world. Its scientific name is Carica papaya. The plant belongs to the Caricaceae family. These perennial trees can grow 2 to 6 meters, ...

ITS–Salaccaedulis, called salak in the Indonesian language, is said to have originated on the island of Java. During the Dutch colonial rule, its stones were distributed by traders to the whole archipelago as far as the Philippines, Malaysia, ...

ITS–The Pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a wide spread tropical fruit. It originated in the tropical areas of South America. The Pineapple belongs to the Bromeliaceae family. The plant is a biennial or perennial herb. It grows 50 to ...

ITS–Nephellium rambutan-ake, known as tenggaringin the Indonesian language, is grouped in the same family with the rambutan (Nephellium lappaceum). Like the rambutan, its peel is also covered with thick hairs, but the fruit tastes sour, unlike that of ...

ITS–The Bouea macrophylla, called gandaria in the Indonesian language, is in fact not very popular in Indonesia because of the sour taste of its fruit. The trees are only popular among the people of West Java, where the ...